Modernizing an 18th Century Farmhouse

The Hunt Magazine

Carla Westerman

It doesn’t happen often. But when a custom home- building project is completed before deadline, it’s the sweet spot for both the builder and client. Ted Trethewey, who specializes in historic...

Set amid 14 acres of the historic Ardrossan...

Historic Stonework Defines New Residential Design

Building Stone Magazine

Heather Fiore

Timeless material and thoughtful massing unite an upscale estate in one of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs

Positioned at the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania is Merion, also known as...

West Chester, PA (May 2017)-- West Chester architecture firm of Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is pleased to welcome the return of Suzanne King Amrich to its architectural...

Houzz Pro Spotlight: How Rural Regulations Can Enrich Your Country Estate

A West Chester architect shares design opportunities

Houzz

Houzz Pro Spotlight: How Rural Regulations Can Enrich Your Country Estate

A West Chester architect shares ways to turn land and building restrictions into design opportunities

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Take a tour of the Dance Barn at Trimble’s Ford and...

Jawdropper of the Week: Nirvana in Devon for $8M

Philadelphia Magazine

Sandy Smith

Some mansions have more than elegance to recommend them. This home in Devon is one of those, because it has a story behind it.

That story begins in 1903, when Philadelphia attorney and...

Converting an Old Horse Barn in Pennsylvania

Hooked on Houses

Julia Sweeten

I’m always kind of fascinated by barns that were converted into houses. Johanna Walters and her husband Brian Sweeney took what was a run-down show barn and boarding facility in Gwynedd Valley,...

Our All-Around-Farm was recently featured on an episode of HGTV as a beautiful example of a converted horse barn and carriage house.

Fall in Love with Lacquer

Houzz.com

Jess McBride

Lacquered surfaces are seeing a major spike in popularity lately. Perhaps it’s the advanced chemical constitution of today’s resins, but there’s something about the finish that feels bold and...

All-Around Adaption

Untacked Magazine

This circa-1870 carriage barn tucked in the rolling hills north of Philadelphia had been reincarnated several times by the time architect Richard Buchanan got ahold of it in 2011. Originally a...

Overview
Made of 328 10ft Cor-Ten steel blades set upright 8 inches apart, the “Cor-Ten Cattails” were designed for an Arts & Crafts inspired home in Berwyn,...

Giving Antique Objects a Second Chance

The Hunt Magazine

Roger Morris

It’s only natural to fall in love with an object that comes to us from another time. That rare Navajo rug, we think, would look just dazzling over the fireplace in the study. Or this Japanese...

Preserving & Celebrating History

County Lines Magazine

Jane E. Dorchester

Strolling along the streets of the borough of West Chester is like scrolling through a series of history lessons, each historic building adding a chapter to the unfolding story of the town’s rich...

15 Dream Closets to Admire

Houzz

Erin Carlyle

Who wouldn’t love a more organised closet? Shopping for clothes can be overwhelming enough; keeping them neatly arranged and easily accessible is another challenge altogether. But the owners and...

Arts & Crafts and Automobiles

Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Maureen Friedman

Located in a suburb of Philadelphia, this elegant garage was designed by architect Peter Archer. His concept for the overall building came from an appreciation of the English Arts & Crafts...

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Inc. is pleased to annouce that it is the recipient of a Best of Houzz 2017 Design Award. Archer & Buchanan has received a Best of Houzz Award in the...

Hillandale Farm Provides an Oasis for Empty Nesters

The Hunt Magazine

Carla Westerman

When a real estate listing for a historic home in Chadds Ford caught his eye, Greg Williams didn’t waste time. The next day he drove out from Wilmington at lunchtime to take a look.

“The...

A Barn For all Reasons-- Especially Parties

The Hunt Magazine

Richard Morris

“Be sure to bring your mud boots,” Jeannette Lindvig warned.

And, indeed, it is raining, cold and gusty when I arrive at the dirt lane that leads off Bragg Hill Road and down toward the...

West Chester, PA (December 2016) --Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., an award-winning architecture firm specializing in residential...

The New Hampshire House

Montco Homes, Gardens, & Lifestyle

Beth S. Buxbaum

A classic Walter K. Durham is the focus of an extensive renovation. Built in 1942, this Durham original in Gladwyne was named “The New Hampshire House.” With time the house's interior became...

Perched unassumingly atop a hill on a street lined with the expected suburban Colonials sits a contemporary Newtown Square jewel. The stucco façade of the three-bedroom home doesn’t command...

Archer & Buchanan Architecture Wins First Outstanding Firm Award

Society of American Registered Architects, Pennsylvania Council honors firm and new project

Rosemarie Fabien

West Chester, Pennsylvania (November 2015) – Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., an architectural firm specializing in residential and...

Mud Room's the Name, Organizing's the Aim

Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Maureen Friedman

We all have things that we drag in and out of our homes just about every day: coats, purses, mail, shoes, sports equipment, books, backpacks. Without a mudroom—that dedicated space between the...

On the Fence

Gardening Australia Magazine

Ally Jackson

Round the Bend

Who said fence lines have to always be straight? Why not put some curves in your fence to really make it stand out from the crowd. It creates a relaxing, leisurely effect...

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., an award-winning architectural firm specializing in residential and institutional design, is proud to announce that Alexander Rice, AIA, has joined the...

THE MAIN LINE'S 30 MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES

Grand estates are common around these parts. Just how common? Here’s a roundup of the priciest homes sold in three counties.

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Archer & Buchanan's Alex Rice Named Inquirer's Citizen of the Year

Philadelphia Inquirer

Inquirer Editorial Board

INSPIRATION FOR THE CITY

The top feel-good story across America last year arguably was the success of a Little League baseball team featuring a girl pitcher that came so very close to...

Archer & Buchanan's Cor-Ten Cattails Sculpture was recently selected as a finalist in Architizer's Architecture+Art Award category. Please help us win the Popular Choice Award by voting for...

101 Reasons to Love the Main Line and Western Suburbs

Main Line Today Magazine

Tara Behan, Melissa Jacobs & Hobart Rowland

Main Line Today Magazine included Archer & Buchanan Architecture in...

The Custom Home: Five Trends to Watch

The Hunt Magazine

Carla Westerman

What could be more rewarding—and all-consuming— than having a one-of-a kind house designed and built just for you? The economy may be uncertain, but for some people the time is right for forging...

Lenfest Center Opens at the ChesLen Preserve

The Hunt Magazine

Kevin West

This past May, the Lenfest Center opened at ChesLen Preserve in Chester County, Pa., providing office and storage space for the nature preserve and upgraded facilities for its visitors.

...

14 Gardens Straight out of Fairy Tales

Houzz.com

Louisa Rollenhagen

In fairy tales, gardens and forests are the playgrounds of princesses, fairies, witches and mythical creatures. Take a moment to step away from the everyday and wander these beautiful and dreamy...

West Chester, Pennsylvania (January, 2015) – Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. of West Chester has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by...

Complementing History

Traditional Building Magazine

Nancy A. Ruhling

Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, a liberal-arts institution with a Christian focus, has dedicated itself to providing “a well-rounded curriculum that helps students see the broad...

Come Along To See Their Party Barns

Philadelphia Inquirer

Erin Arvedlund

Mercer Hill Farm in Unionville sits on over 100 acres of rolling, verdant land, part of the former King Ranch in Chester County's countryside. The farm's owners, Richard Buchanan, an architect,...

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., an award-winning residential and institutional design firm, has been recognized for its work on a home by eminent Philadelphia architect William...

Archer & Buchanan Architecture is pleased to announce that Principal Michele Thackrah has been chosen to jury the 2014 Washingtonian Awards for the Washington Chapter of the American Institute...

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

West Chester, PA February 4, 2014 – Archer & Buchanan, Ltd...

Archer & Buchanan Receives 2014 Palladio Award

Press Release

Bridget O'Brien

West Chester, PA (March 2014) -- Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Palladio Award in...

Archer and Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., an award-winning custom architectural firm specializing in residential and institutional design, is proud to welcome two new members to its distinguished...

73rd Tour of Tours

County Lines

Matt Freeman

You might think, for an astonished moment, that you were gazing upward at a Norman castle, or find yourself dreamily immersed in Asian art and a bonsai collection, or just catch a view outside a...

5 Houses Where You Can Pretend to Be a Hobbit

HGTV Front Door

Shannon Petrie

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth may be fictional, but real-life “hobbit houses” can be found around the world. Make yourself a second breakfast, kick up your (hairy?) feet and check out five...

Archer & Buchanan Projects Win National Awards

Press Release

Rosemarie Fabien

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., a residential and institutional firm based in West Chester,  is pleased to announce that two of its projects have recently received awards from national...

Houzz Pro Spotlight: How Rural Regulations Can Enrich Your Country Estate

A West Chester architect shares design opportunities - 27 March 2017

Archer & Buchanan Projects Win National Awards

AIA Philadelphia - 25 November 2013

50 Years of Stuckeman Works

Archer & Buchanan Architecture Feature - 1 May 2013

AIA Small Projects Structure Winner

Architectural Products
 - 1 July 2008

Please Vote for ABA's Cor-Ten Cattails

Architizer - 3 March 2015

Far from the Shire, a Hobbit House in PA

Associated Press - 12 December 2012

Far from the Shire, a Hobbit house in PA Country

Associated Press Video - 12 December 2012

Digital Underground

Bucks Life - 1 September 2013

On the drawing board

Building Design + Construction - 1 July 2013

Historic Stonework Defines New Residential Design

Building Stone Magazine - 28 June 2017

Estates of Excellence

Chester County Town & Country Living - 1 October 2001

Preserving Land and History

Chester County Town & Country Living
 - 1 April 2005

Bucolic Beauty, Classic Charm

Chester County Town & Country Living
 - 1 June 2005

An Epic in the Making

Chester County Town & Country 
Living - 23 October 2008

Unique Homes - A House fit for a Hobbit

CNN Money - 28 November 2011

Vision Becomes Reality for Tolkien Collector

Collector’s News - 1 October 2006

Fit for a Hobbit

Cottages & Bungalows - 1 February 2009

71st Tour of Tours

County Lines - 1 September 2011

Home of the Month

County Lines - 1 March 2013

All Around Farm

County Lines - 1 February 2013

73rd Tour of Tours

County Lines - 1 September 2013

Kimberton Sanctuary

County Lines - 1 September 2012

72nd Tour of Tours

County Lines - 1 September 2012

Arts & Crafts Inspiration

County Lines - 1 February 2010

Preserving & Celebrating History

County Lines Magazine - 31 January 2017

Mercer Hill Farm

Covertside - 1 December 2007

Ground broken for Lenfest Center

Daily Local News - 24 May 2012

The return of an old favorite is brewing in Greenville

Delaware Community News - 16 August 2009

Lenfest Center at the ChesLen Preserve dedication planned

Delaware County News Network - 1 June 2013

Archer & Buchanan's Cattail Fence Wins Design Award

Dexigner.com - 20 September 2012

Soundproof Theater Fits Country Lifestyle

Electronic House
 - 1 May 2008

Adirondack, Shingle Style

Fine Homebuilding - 1 April 2005

Sounds as Good as it Looks

Fine Homebuilding - 1 March 2005

A cottage fit for a hobbit

Fine Homebuilding - 1 May 2007

Mud Room's the Name, Organizing's the Aim

Fine Homebuilding Magazine - 24 September 2015

Arts & Crafts and Automobiles

Fine Homebuilding Magazine - 1 March 2017

Swarthmore's New Greenhouse

Garden Design - 24 February 2010

On the Fence

Gardening Australia Magazine - 1 June 2015

Scott's new Wister Center receives Green Building of America Award

Greater Philadelphia Gardens - 20 August 2009

Old-fashioned Entertainment

HD Living - 1 January 2008

"Home Sweet Home" in a Barn

HGTV - 23 February 2017

5 Houses Where You Can Pretend to Be a Hobbit

HGTV Front Door - 9 December 2013

Can't go wrong with...

HGTV Magazine - 1 April 2013

Converting an Old Horse Barn in Pennsylvania

Hooked on Houses - 5 September 2013

15 Dream Closets to Admire

Houzz - 23 January 2017

4 Hobbit Houses Bring Charm to the Landscape

Houzz.com - 1 December 2012

Renovation Detail: The Transom Window

Houzz.com - 3 May 2012

Fall in Love with Lacquer

Houzz.com - 7 January 2016

Groom your Rooms with Kentucky Derby Decor

Houzz.com - 29 April 2012

Staircase Landings Worth a Linger

Houzz.com - 10 November 2012

14 Gardens Straight out of Fairy Tales

Houzz.com - 31 January 2015

8 Fireplaces to Feed Your Kitchen's Style

Houzz.com - 21 January 2013

Sample Bright Color in the Kitchen

Houzz.com - 27 February 2012

9 Ways to Boost Winter Curb Appeal

Houzz.com - 28 November 2013

Beauty Goes Beyond the Eye of the Beholder

Houzz.com - 28 August 2013

25 Most Bookmarked Houzz Tours of 2012

Houzz.com - 1 January 2013

25 Dream Homes to Satisfy Your Soul

Houzz.com - 17 June 2012

Help Your Stair Landing Take Off

Houzz.com - 6 June 2012

Academy Attic Hearth Uncovered

Lower Merion Historical Society Milestones - 1 April 2009

Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.

Luxury Home Quarterly - 1 April 2011

Mod Men

Main Line - 1 October 2009

A Celebration of Preservation

Main Line Suburban Life
 - 1 September 2010

Element of Surprise

Main Line Today - 22 January 2010

Going to The Whip

Main Line Today - 1 March 2008

Custom Cozy

Main Line Today - 1 December 2003

Peeling Back the Layers

Main Line Today - 1 December 2003

A Newtown Square Home with German Inspiration

Main Line Today - 5 February 2016

Country Living

Main Line Today - 25 January 2011

Homage to Okie

Main Line Today - 14 January 2009

Handmade Marvel

Main Line Today - 1 December 2006

Artsy Elegance

Main Line Today - 1 June 2008

101 Reasons to Love the Main Line and Western Suburbs

Main Line Today Magazine - 1 March 2015

Music Recording, Down on the Farm

Mix - 1 August 2002

The New Hampshire House

Montco Homes, Gardens, & Lifestyle - 1 November 2016

Take a Tour of the Lenfest Center…

Natural Lands Spring/Summer 2013 - 1 June 2013

Chester Co. Hobbit House Belongs to Lifelong Tolkien Fan

NBC 10 Philadelphia - 14 December 2012

Okie Inspired

New Old House - 1 April 2009

Starry Night Farm

New Old House - 1 January 2008

Small Comfort

Period Homes - 1 July 2007

Built to Last

Period Homes - 1 January 2007

Pure and Simple

Period Homes - 1 November 2009

Fluid Forms

Period Homes - 1 September 2006

Equestrian Lifestyle

Period Homes - 1 May 2013

Palladio Through the Years

Period Homes - 1 January 2011

A Place in the Sun

Period Homes
 - 1 March 2006


Stable R&R

Period Homes
 - 1 July 2005

Great Expectations

Philadelphia - 1 June 2009

Making New Look Old

Philadelphia Business Journal - 8 June 2007

Finding an Architect

Philadelphia Home & Garden - 1 January 2007

Cool Rooms

Philadelphia Home & Garden 
 - 1 October 2003

Safe Harbor

Philadelphia Home & Garden 
 - 1 June 2006

Come Along To See Their Party Barns

Philadelphia Inquirer - 24 May 2014

Decorator unleashes the potential of her own home

Philadelphia Inquirer - 24 July 2011

Born to Love Barns

Philadelphia Inquirer - 24 June 2011

A Newfangled, Old-Fashioned Mash Up

Philadelphia Inquirer - 6 July 2013

Jawdropper of the Week: Nirvana in Devon for $8M

Philadelphia Magazine - 9 February 2017

The Stunning New Farmhouse on Historic Ardrossan Estate

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE - 14 June 2017

Back to the barn

Philadelphia Style - 1 November 2007

New Life for Water Works Building

Press Release - 1 November 2011

Architectural Portfolio "Outstanding Designs"

Press Release - 1 November 2008

Archer & Buchanan’s Land Preserve Wins Design Award

Press Release - 23 September 2013

Christian Activities Building

Press Release - 1 May 2009

Archer & Buchanan Projects Win National Awards

Press Release - 1 November 2013

Archer & Buchanan Student Activities Center Opens

Press Release - 1 October 2012

Wister Center Wins GOLD

Press Release - 1 November 2010

Archer & Buchanan Names New Senior Associate

Press Release - 1 August 2012

Archer & Buchanan Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Press Release - 4 February 2014

Archer & Buchanan Receives 2014 Palladio Award

Press Release - 10 March 2014

Archer & Buchanan Bring on New Principal

Press Release - 1 June 2012

Archer & Buchanan Architecture Wins First Outstanding Firm Award

Society of American Registered Architects, Pennsylvania Council honors firm and new project - 30 November 2015

Remaking History

Suburban Life - 1 March 2012

Big Building Projects at Grove City College

The Business Journal - 9 February 2011

The Custom Home - Five Trends to Watch

The Hunt - 1 December 2012

Down on the Farm

The Hunt - 1 April 2008

The Custom Home: Five Trends to Watch

The Hunt Magazine - 1 December 2013

Hillandale Farm Provides an Oasis for Empty Nesters

The Hunt Magazine - 12 August 2016

Lenfest Center Opens at the ChesLen Preserve

The Hunt Magazine - 22 July 2013

Modernizing an 18th Century Farmhouse

The Hunt Magazine - 20 June 2017

A Barn For all Reasons-- Especially Parties

The Hunt Magazine - 4 May 2016

Hillandale Farm Provides an Oasis for Empty Nesters

The Hunt Magazine - 12 August 2016

Giving Antique Objects a Second Chance

The Hunt Magazine - 19 January 2017

The Wister Education Center and Greenhouse

The Journal of Green Building - 1 April 2010

Pet Projects

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 11 December 2015

A 'modest proposal' could save Eastern's log cabin

The Suburban and Wayne Times - 13 March 2008

Stars Align to Spotlight Preserve’s Latest Addition

The Unionville Times - 18 June 2013

Complementing History

Traditional Building Magazine - 23 June 2014

Planting Ideas

Traditional Building
 - 1 October 2010

All-Around Adaption

Untacked Magazine - 4 May 2015

Happy Days

Veranda - 1 January 2013

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